Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that weakens the muscles. A person suffering from MD has incorrect or missing information in his genes, which prevents formation of the proteins which are necessary for the healthy development of muscles.
Ayurvedic approach toward MD,is using specialized herbs, diet and Yogic support show strong evidence of substantial benefit for patient with Neuro-muscular disability and muscular dystrophies. Ayurveda considers this condition as Mamsa-vata-kshaya related to Beeja dosha and impairments of Mamsa dhatvagni (muscle enzyme). It involves deranged Vata and subsequent degeneration of muscles and structures related to it. Ayurvedic treatment slows or stop the progression of muscle degeneration. As part of treatment protocol ayurveda defines Mamsam ? Mamsena Vardhathe (which means Muscles can be nourished using muscles).
A combined treatment approach is applied to achieve maximum benefits. Shali pind sweda, Yapna vasti, Mamsa Navara, Navara, Ksheera Dhara, Til-Mash Pinda sweda, Pizhichil, Anuvasana Vasti, Mamsagni vardhan Rasayana and Yog and deep meditation is effective in the long-term management of muscular dystrophies by nourishing the tendons and ligaments of body along with muscle tissues.